Flashcards in Definitions Of Abnormality Deck (14):
Name the three components
Deviation from social norms, failure to function normally, deviation from ideal mental health
Give a definition of 'deviation from social norms'
Behaviour which is regarded as anti social or undesirable
Standards are set by
A social group, what is acceptable changes over time
Abuse e.g. Excluding non conformists
Deviance is hard to..
Identify because it is related to context
There is no variation to suit different cultures
Give a definition of 'failure to function adequately'
Not being able to cope with the demands of everyday life
What does it interfear with
Day to day life
Who judges what behaviour is normal
The behaviour is adaptive
E.g. Depression elicits help from other
Jahoda suggests using the criteria for
Name the six category's
Self attitudes, self actualisation, intergration, autonomy, accurate perception of reality, mastery of environment
Matter of degree
Few people experience all of the symptoms so would be seen as abnormal